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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Emotional Beams opens up on Pies move


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Newly-acquired Collingwood star Dayne Beams has revealed that he always knew that he would return to the club where he won the premiership in 2010. 

Speaking on The Trade Table, an emotional Beams expressed his gratitude for both the Magpies and Lions for being able to get a deal done.

"I always used to say to my dad that I would end up finishing my career at Collingwood," Beams said.

"My heart's always been at the Pies but four years ago circumstances were that I needed to get back to Brisbane to be with my dad.

"I can't thank both clubs enough for allowing me that opportunity because the last four years, besides the last 12 months dealing with his death, they've been the best four years of my life being able to spend the last few years with dad."

After protracted negotiations on the final day of the AFL Trade Period, Beams' move to Collingwood was sealed with two first-round draft picks heading back to Brisbane in exchange for the 28-year-old.

Despite the move finally being made official, Beams was made to wait until the final three minutes of the trade period, and admitted that he was anxious.

"It's obviously the second time I've been through this process so I can tell you it doesn't get any easier," he said.

"I was getting a little bit anxious about the whole situation but luckily I've got a good management group."

Beams initially requested a trade up to Brisbane in 2014, citing the need to be close to his father who's health was detoriorating, and stepped down from the Lions' captaincy earlier this year after struggling with mental health issues following the loss of his father. 

The 2012 All-Australian admitted that despite securing a move back to Victoria, he still deals with his mental health issues. 

"The passing of my father was well-documented throughout the year, and the struggles that I had with some mental health issues and some grief," Beams said.

"I'm still working through those issues by no means have they gone away.

"It felt right, to be honest it's one of the only things this year that's made sense to me."

Beams also added that the move to re-join Collingwood was purely based on the happiness of his family as opposed to a football decision.

"Being back in Victoria is where I need to be right now," he said.

"I make decisions based on the fact that I'm a father and a husband. I don't make decisions from a fotoball point of view, I do what's best for my family."

Newly-acquired Collingwood star Dayne Beams has revealed that he always knew that he would return to the club where he won the premiership in 2010. 

Speaking on The Trade Table, an emotional Beams expressed his gratitude for both the Magpies and Lions for being able to get a deal done.

"I always used to say to my dad that I would end up finishing my career at Collingwood," Beams said.

"My heart's always been at the Pies but four years ago circumstances were that I needed to get back to Brisbane to be with my dad.

"I can't thank both clubs enough for allowing me that opportunity because the last four years, besides the last 12 months dealing with his death, they've been the best four years of my life being able to spend the last few years with dad."

After protracted negotiations on the final day of the AFL Trade Period, Beams' move to Collingwood was sealed with two first-round draft picks heading back to Brisbane in exchange for the 28-year-old.

Despite the move finally being made official, Beams was made to wait until the final three minutes of the trade period, and admitted that he was anxious.

"It's obviously the second time I've been through this process so I can tell you it doesn't get any easier," he said.

"I was getting a little bit anxious about the whole situation but luckily I've got a good management group."

Beams initially requested a trade up to Brisbane in 2014, citing the need to be close to his father who's health was detoriorating, and stepped down from the Lions' captaincy earlier this year after struggling with mental health issues following the loss of his father. 

The 2012 All-Australian admitted that despite securing a move back to Victoria, he still deals with his mental health issues. 

"The passing of my father was well-documented throughout the year, and the struggles that I had with some mental health issues and some grief," Beams said.

"I'm still working through those issues by no means have they gone away.

"It felt right, to be honest it's one of the only things this year that's made sense to me."

Beams also added that the move to re-join Collingwood was purely based on the happiness of his family as opposed to a football decision.

"Being back in Victoria is where I need to be right now," he said.

"I make decisions based on the fact that I'm a father and a husband. I don't make decisions from a fotoball point of view, I do what's best for my family."

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